Lord, I’m struggling today to be more like you. I need help focusing on Your words this morning. This passage is familiar to me. I know it it my head. Help it to pierce deeper into my heart than it ever has before. Let me wrestle with it. Holy Spirit guide me in the Truth found here on these pages.
[For God So Loved the World]
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
(John 3:16-21 ESV)
Love. Light. Darkness. Salvation. Hope. Jesus. Sin. World. Lost. Looking. Searching.
I keep going over these words in my head. I keep reading this passage over and over again. I keep reading and reading and reading and reading.
Then I think……………………
And I think some more……………………
Yet I just keep going back to reading.
I think it’s the beauty in all of it. The beauty of light breaking free into the darkness forcing it to move is an image that I can’t quite shake. Even more the image of Christ. The image of His love for us on the cross. The hope that brings. The love that is.
I want to be more like Christ. I want a love that transcends boundaries and breaks through walls. I want to be a light that forces darkness to retreat into hiding.
Lord give me the strength.
I guess we’ll see.
Father let You and You alone be my strength.